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5 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

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Saudi Arabia is reaching a new level in festivity, and it is definitely a good one!

Here are some of the ongoing festivals that you might want to check before they end, and others to look forward to.

1. X JED Festival. 

The X Jeddah event is one of the hugest ongoing events in Jeddah at the moment, it started in the 20th of December and is lasting till the 4th of May.

The event is a family oriented waterfront festival, it features live performances, entertainment shows, restaurants corners, kids area and a shopping mall. The idea is a nice, innovative one, that appeals to all age segments and the ticket price is very reasonable of only 35 SAR.

2. Jeddah Global Village. 

Combining culture with tourism, entertainment with commercial promotion, all in one festival and that is to reflect the cultural heritage in quite the family atmosphere.

Date: Thu, 28 February – Fri, 29 March

3. The Adventure International Festival. 

Introducing The Crystal Adventure Game, a new concept of festivals, where each zone has different games that participants must play in order to win the Crystal. Categories are classified in ways that develop both the physical and mental skill of the participants. Moreover, the festival includes the biggest Saudi Monopoly game ever! Plus a restaurant area for the family, and musical concerts as well.

Available till the 8th of March.

For reservation: https://www.adv-festival.com/#tickets

4. The Secret Garden.

Food is winter’s best companion, and The Secret Garden brings you international cuisines for the foodahloics. The event is suitable for friends and families, who want to get together in the cold winter nights of Riyadh.

Available till the 28th of February.

Free entry.

5. Wild West. 

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The event is taking the entertainment world of the Kingdom to a whole new level of fun, discovery and thrill. Aimed to attract the outside civilizations, and prevailing the history of the Wild West to the lovers of travel. The festival will help educate foreigners about the heritage of Jeddah, the beauty of horses and much more.

The festival will kick off on the 27th of February, and will last till the 2nd of March.

 

 

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Beaches of the Kingdom Are About to Get Cleaner with This New Campaign

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Beaches of the Kingdom are about to get cleaner with the ‘Let’s Make Them Cleaner’ initiative, which was launched on Friday by the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

Professional divers are taking part of the campaign as volunteers who are ready to clean the beaches and seabeds of Saudi Arabia, in order to save the marine environment from pollution.

The initiative is one of the events launched for Saudi and International Volunteer Day, which is celebrated every year on the 5th of December.

Entitles ‘Ataa Watan,’ the event covers several programs and activities across Saudi Arabia, they were held in partnership with government bodies and NGOs.

So far, the ministry launched five initiatives throughout this year, as part of the Voluntary Work Platform it launched on March 31, 2020.

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Winter Season Set to Kick Off With Over 300 Touristic Experiences in 17 Destinations!

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Residents and visitors of the Kingdom are getting ready to welcome the new year with a number of touristic experiences, as the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) announced the kick off of its latest season of adventures on the 10th of December.

The season will until March 2021 and will offer 300 touristic experiences in 17 destinations in the Kingdom and 200 private sector establishments will take part.

Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said that the winter season is part of the Saudi tourism system’s efforts with its partners to provide visitors with an amazing tourism experience, it’s a way for them to fall in love with the incredible winter climate of the Kingdom and discover its geographical diversity.

The minister also reassured visitors that the STA is extremely keen on coordinating with health authorities to implement precautionary measures against COVID-19 in order to ensure a safe tourism experience.

The STA is also quite keen on maintaining and implementing all the precautionary measures against the virus, in coordination with the health authorities.

“The authority’s efforts and initiatives are continuous with the launch of the Saudi winter season under the slogan ‘Winter is Around You’.” STA CEO Fahd Hamidaddin said.

“We count a lot on the creativity and efforts of the media to present the bright image of what the Kingdom has to offer; its charming nature and rich cultural heritage, the generosity and hospitality of its people, and its many landmarks, sites, and destinations that contribute into make the Kingdom a unique experience for all.” He added.

The tourist experience will cover campsite adventures, local cuisine, hiking, relaxation, beach activities and rural and adventure activities.

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Oasis Riyadh: A 3-Month Long Event Worth of Fun Activities & More to Kick Off!

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Saudi Arabia is getting ready to celebrate the New Year with three months worth of celebrations!

The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and the International Company for Organizing Events and Activities, in cooperation with Seven Experience and Rotana audio and video company, has announced their latest project for luxury entertainment and it is set to kick off in the Kingdom’s desert.

The GEA will launch the “Oasis Riyadh” event in January and it will last for three months. The event falls under the “Ideas for Entertainment” initiative, launched by Turki Al-Shikh, chairman of the Board of Directors of GEA.

This is only the beginning! As there are 19 more entertaining ideas that Al-Shikh promised to throw, with precautionary measures in mind of course! The events will take place on a large area in one of the wild areas north of Riyadh, so that social distancing can be maintained.

According to organizer, visitors will get to enjoy a fun atmosphere with a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including concerts, sports games, and activities suitable for various visitors, with the presence of a group of the most famous international restaurants.

The event will include pavilions who will get to display and sell a wide range of unique products that goes along with the event’s theme.

The winter events will see performances from Saudi artists, featuring many aesthetic elements and entertainment nature.

We can’t wait for these festivities to kick off and we certainly can’t wait to witness what the new year will hold!

 

 

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